Inspired by the changes taking place in Saudi Arabia, Diriyah Biennale Foundation assumes a pivotal role in nurturing creative expression and instilling an appreciation for culture, the arts, and their transformative power.

Diriyah
Biennale
Foundation

Diriyah Biennale Foundation is a catalyst for global dialogue between the growing, diverse art communities in Saudi Arabia and across the world.

Diriyah Biennale Foundation produces both the Contemporary and Islamic Art Biennales - showcasing many of the world’s leading artists and providing an inclusive, international platform for dialogue, discovery and engagement.

PHILIP TINARI
Curator of the first Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale

11.Dec.21

Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale

Feeling the
Stones

Developed by a team of international curators led by Philip Tinari, the 2021-2 Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale will unfold in six sections, with works from national and international artists responding to a central theme and engaging visitors in a dialogue around contemporary art.

WEJDAN REDA
Assistant Curator, Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale
SHIXUAN LUAN
Assistant Curator, Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale
NEIL ZHANG
Assistant Curator, Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale

Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale will take place in Riyadh’s developing creative district, JAX, in the historic area of Ad-Diriyah, a site that is quickly becoming a center for creative industries in the country.